Northeastern welcomes 119th entering class

At the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion on Tuesday morning, Pres­i­dent Aoun, along with other uni­ver­sity and stu­dent leaders, under­scored the diver­sity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-​​op, to cutting-​​edge research, to stu­dent organizations—that lie ahead.

Researchers work to ‘predict’ the future of transit

Through work with London’s transit system, pro­fessor Haris Kout­sopoulos and a doc­toral stu­dent are devel­oping real-​​time pre­dic­tive models to fore­cast the ebbs and flows of transit activity. The tools could aid transit oper­a­tors with real-​​time system man­age­ment and help com­muters avoid crowded sta­tions or trains.

Northeastern to partner with GE in new federal education innovation program

North­eastern is one of only eight uni­ver­si­ties selected for the Depart­ment of Education’s “EQUIP” pro­gram, which is aimed at building unique part­ner­ships that lead to inno­va­tion in higher edu­ca­tion and preparing more Amer­i­cans with the skills required for the 21st-​​century workforce.

3Qs: The cat-​​and-​​mouse game of blocking digital ads

If you were using Face­book on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-​​blocking soft­ware was being blocked. That was a move by Face­book. We asked two North­eastern pro­fes­sors to explain how new strate­gies and tech­nolo­gies are changing the dig­ital land­scape for users, con­tent providers, and advertisers.